Starlight Children's Foundation

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Updated June 29, 2015
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Starlight Children's Foundation CEO Jacqueline Hart
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  1. Best of both worls

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starlight Children's Foundation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, including time-off
    great opportunities
    highly trained staff
    training is good

    Cons

    working for a nonproftt is hard wark and not the best pay like a for profit but you do feel good about doiing good work


  2. Mental Health Specilaist II

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starlight Children's Foundation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professional environment, excellent training, great supervisors, decent salary.

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork, working under pressure, need to meet productivity, long hours of work.


  3. Helpful (6)

    Dramasauce

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Starlight Children's Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only good thing about Starlight is the on-paper mission of helping children. I say "on-paper" because they use that noble goal to get you excited about being part of the team, and then you find out that there is no "team" at all.

    Cons

    Upper management is three-faced. All smiles and fluffy words while doing nothing to actually help further the mission. Communication is sloppy and inconsistent, and the ceo is disrespectful, condescending, and plastic.

    Advice to Management

    Go to the private sector. Earning 300k to pretend like you're helping kids is repulsive. It might be justifiable if you were actually helping, but there's more drama here than in hollywood.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Low pay

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    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in New York, NY

    I have been working at Starlight Children's Foundation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with youth.
    Staff was cool.
    Food.
    Share.
    Open.

    Cons

    Low pay.
    Closed minded.
    Holiday pay.
    Jump to conclusion.
    Early hours.
    Carry mind.

    Advice to Management

    Do better


  6. Helpful (5)

    Don't be skewed by the positive reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starlight Children's Foundation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The mission is the pro! They get one star for the mission.

    Cons

    In a two year period, approximately 20 employees quit or were fired/laid off. There is only about 30 people in the entire company. This turnover speaks for itself on what it's like to work there.

    I find it incredibly interesting that a lot of the "good" Glassdoor reviews were written the same week. Look at the dates. I happened to know that the CEO called all employees into a meeting that week to discuss the negative internet reviews. Hmmmm... Looks suspicious to me.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better!


  7. Helpful (6)

    The Middle school of nonprofits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Starlight Children's Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Working for a nonprofit is more satisfying than previous jobs in corporate America. It would be even more satisfying if leadership cared as much about the children we’re trying to help as they do gossiping like catty teenagers behind everyone’s back.

    Cons

    One would almost expect some % of mid-level managers to be unscrupulous and malicious, but here those qualities emanate from the very top including the CEO and VP levels. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to find out that the below cheerleading reviews (that bumped the negative ones to the 2nd page) were written by executive leadership in an attempt to whitewash their self-esteem. Tragically, the worst casualties are the kids in need that we’re supposed to be helping day in and day out.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way, and take your egos with you. You constantly talk about “the mission” but spend all your time and energy on everything but the mission with your adolescent gossiping and scheming. Some of us actually care about the children we’re trying to help and don’t have the time or energy for your juvenile distractions.


  8. Second to None

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starlight Children's Foundation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the most talented people in the nonprofit industry. You get to work with people who are invested in the mission and want everyone to succeed. One of the best places I have ever worked at and I've worked at quite a few nonprofits. Benefits are great and management is super flexible when it comes to family matters.

    Cons

    fast moving so people have to stop each other respectfully to connect the dots - understandably.


  9. Great organization to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starlight Children's Foundation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive people, relaxed work environment, great perks, significant upward mobility for high performing individuals, good work life balance

    Cons

    fast moving; a lot of autonomy - gotta love that though


  10. Friendly work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starlight Children's Foundation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great and improve over time. There are some highly skilled and pleasant people with which to work. I work with caring and hard working people.

    Cons

    No cons I can think of at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone is a leader here and expected to work professionally and think of solutions with respect to all.


  11. A hard-working, compassionate organization with coworkers who are dynamic

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starlight Children's Foundation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A strong organizational structure allows employees to communicate and address their concerns quickly. Coworkers are hard-working, compassionate, funny, and possess fantastic personalities. The work you do with the clients is rewarding and you are able to visually see the investments we make in the children through our partner facilities everyday. The challenging environment encourages you to develop important skills such as leadership, critical-thinking, conflict mediation, communication, and relationship building. The relationships you build leave a resonating impact on you and motivates you to learn and develop a deeper understanding of people. Feedback and communication are vital as your thoughts, values, and opinion are not simply heard, they can actually affect or change policies and culture.

    Cons

    Only people with the strongest characters and the ability to adapt to changing situations can grow to become effective workers; those who lack those qualities tend to not excel. Flexibility and humor are helpful.



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